My Girl Red, Prat Team For Sorrento Stakes Victory

Erich Brehm’s homebred filly My Girl Red showed speed from the start and won the 52nd edition of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes for juvenile fillies by 4 3/4 wide open lengths Friday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif.

The bay daughter of 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red – owned in part by Brehm and trained by My Girl Red’s conditioner, J. Keith Desormeaux – covered six furlongs in 1:12.12 in eased-up fashion and picked up a check for $90,000 from the $150,500 total purse.

My Girl Red is the first stakes winner from the first crop by Texas Red.

Flavien Prat, Del Mar’s leading rider with 20 firsts in 11 days of racing, rode My Girl Red for his seventh stakes win of the meet, far and away the most by any jockey at the shore session.

“I didn’t have any special instructions; just ride her with confidence,” said Prat. “She showed speed away from there, then we got a nice breather on the turn. From there she just went on and won in hand.”

Finishing second was Reddam Racing’s first-time starter Get On the Bus and running third was Tricar Stables’ Exchange Vows.

My Girl Red, a Kentucky-bred, paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.20 across the board as the 9-10 favorite in the field of six fillies.

Desormeaux indicated that his charge would point next for the meet’s top offering for young fillies, the Grade 1, $250,000 Del Mar Debutante on Sunday, September 6.

“I know it’s still early and the time is average,” said Desormeaux. “But I think she can go even quicker and I sure don’t want to complain. She has always shown signs of class and it’s nice to see one duplicate in the afternoon what we see in the mornings.”

Prat won two races on the afternoon, as did riders Umberto Rispoli and Juan Hernandez.

In the Pick Six, a lone ticket holder had races 4 through 9 tabbed correctly and picked up a score of $181,849 for his/her efforts. The $9,216 winning ticket was sold to a Player Management Group wagering through Xpressbet at their Oregon hub.

The winning horses were: Race 4 – #2 Madame Barbarian ($8.40); Race 5 — #10 Nero ($7.60); Race 6 — #10 Tripple Shake ($8.00); Race 7 — #5 Solitaire ($36.40); Race 8 — #4 My Girl Red ($3.80), and Race 9 — #6 Leggs Galore ($12.20).

Racing resumes at Del Mar Saturday with an 11-race card starting at 2 p.m.

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